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Coquette: n.

1 a flirtatious woman

2 a crested Central & South Am. Hummingbird [Lophornis is one]

Coquetry n. ; coquettish adj. ; coquettishly adv. ; coquettishness n.

ORIGIN 17th century: from French (of course, right?) feminine of coquet ‘ wanton’, which is the diminutive                     of coq (in other words ‘cock’)

Flirtatious ORIGIN C16: originally used in the sense ‘give someone a sharp blow’; the earliest noun senses were ‘joke, gibe’ and ‘flighty girl’

Apparently symbolic in etymology, composed of the elements fl- and –irt (both suggesting sudden                                movement. Cross reference FLICK

Flick: make/cause to make a sudden quick movement ; propel with a quick movement of the fingers

Flick through ; a flick through ; the flicks ; give someone the flick (casually reject) ; flicky

ORIGIN: MIDDLE ENGLISH: symbolic (like flirt) of fl- frequently begins words denoting sudden movement

Wanton: immodest ; luxuriant ; promiscuous

ORIGIN MIDDLE ENGLISH wantowen ‘rebellious, lacking discipline’, from wan- ‘badly’ + Old English togen ‘trained’

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